Financial institutions in Kansas and New York report that their customers have received automated phone messages trying to trick them into giving out their banking information. These attacks follow an earlier spate of phone phishing attacks that hit 10 financial institutions in three other states.
Increased demand during a severe pandemic could exceed the capacities of Internet providers' access networks for residential users and interfere with teleworkers in the securities market and other sectors, the Government Accountability Office says.
Interview with Pete Fahrenthold of Continental Airlines, RIMS
Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) is a topic of interest throughout an organization - and increasingly at the board of director level.
But how does a security leader engage the board on ERM - and keep it engaged?
Pete Fahrenthold of Continental...
Seven banks and one credit union failed on Friday, Oct. 23, raising to 124 the number of 2009's failed institutions.
So far this year, 106 banks and 18 credit unions have been closed, acquired or placed into conservatorship.
Here is a rundown of the latest failures:
We all can see the technological and market forces converging to necessitate and enable electronic healthcare records.
But how does this transition impact privacy and compliance within an organization? What are the ramifications for IT and security departments?
Kim Singletary, Solutions Marketing for McAfee,...
In August, Deborah Matz succeeded Michael Fryzel as chair of the board of the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), the independent federal agency that charters and supervises federal credit unions.
Now, in an exclusive interview with Information Security Media Group, Matz says candidly:
Data broker ChoicePoint has agreed to a stronger data security program and will pay a $275,000 fine for a breach in 2008, according to the Federal Trade Commission.
The FTC says the company failed to implement a comprehensive information security program to protect consumers' personal information, as required by...
Tokenization or end to end encryption - which solution will win the hearts of data protectors in the race to secure data?
A recent study conducted by PriceWaterhouseCoopers on behalf of the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council shows that end to end encryption and tokenization are the top choices for...
Interview with Rep. Yvette Clarke, Chair, House Subcommittee on Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity and Science and Technology
To quell the rising tide of information breaches and to protect government and key civilian IT systems, the idea of regulating IT and data is gaining ground among those who shape federal law...
San Joaquin Bank of Bakersfield, California, was closed on Friday, Oct. 16, by the California Department of Financial Institutions.
This was the only bank failure of the week, and the 113th failed institution of 2009.
Congress should consider enacting legislation allowing the government to regulate how the private sector handles and stores data to battle the growing problem of data breaches, Rep. Yvette Clarke says.
Over the past two years, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has been talking with large institutions about how they're performing anti-money laundering programs and complying with the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA).
On Tuesday, FinCEN Director James Freis released the findings in a report, "Financial...
Governance, risk and compliance - GRC - are priorities for information security leaders of all organizations. And these priorities have only been underscored by the economic recession and elevated scrutiny of businesses and government agencies.
In an exclusive interview on GRC trends, Chris McClean, analyst with...
This month didn't slip out of my scope, but it's already October 15 -- halfway through Cybersecurity Awareness Month, designated for the last six years as the month when the public relation arms of security vendors, governors of states and other political types with predetermined agendas set forth to right a whole...